Medical Professional Course

This Medical Professional online course is a series of 12 modules designed to teach medical professionals about cannabis. Learn about the legal framework of working with medical Cannabis, the basics of the Cannabis plant, the endocannabinoid system, and how cannabinoid receptors work with our bodies.

Additional modules cover important topics like: how to medicate, inhalation versus ingestion, contraindications, drug-on-drug interactions, and recommended rations of specific illnesses.

The course includes video testimonials from scientists and medical experts, infographics, and additional visuals to support the written content. Any individual wanting to learn more about the science of cannabis will find the course valuable.

With over 800+ peer-reviewed research citations, our Medical Professional Cannabis Certification is the most current, complete and comprehensive Medical Cannabis Certification program available.

Course duration is approximately 20 hours depending on your pre-existing knowledge. 

R2,200.00 Incl. VAT

Module 1: Legal Landscape
Overview of Cannabis Laws and Regulations
Additional Considerations for Medical Professionals

Module 2: An Ancient Plant for Modern Illnesses
Early History of Cannabis Use
Cannabis in the West
South African Prohibition and History
Medical Cannabis Today
Hemp vs Cannabis

Module 3: The Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System
Discovering the Endocannabinoid System
The Endocannabinoid System: The Body’s Supercomputer
Why the Endocannabinoid System is Not Taught in Medical School

Module 4: The Endocannabinoid System
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
How Cannabinoids Attach to Receptors
Endocannabinoids and Human Thriving Behavior

Module 5: One Plant, One Complex Chemical Factory
Minor Cannabinoids and Terpenes
The Entourage Effect & Tolerance / ECS Down Regulation
Botanical vs. Single Molecule Compounds & Cannabinoids and Opioids

Module 6: Getting Cannabinoids into the Bloodstream
The Role of the Dispensary, Flower vs Concentrates & Extraction Methods
Inhalation: Smoking vs. Vaporization
Edibles, Oral Mucosal, Topicals and Suppositories

Module 7: Patient Centered Dosing
Considerations Before Medicating with Cannabis
Relative Contraindications
Finding the Appropriate Dose

Module 8: Laboratory Testing
How Testing Works
Contaminants: Pesticides, Fungi and Mold
How to Interpret a Test

Module 9: Clinical Practice
Anxiety Disorders, Cancer and Epilepsy
Gastrointestinal Disorders, Sleep Disorders and Migraine Headaches
Neurodegenerative Disorders, Pain and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders

Module 10: Cannabis and Opioids
Pain Management Today
Cannabis and Opioids: The Good News
Cannabis and NSAIDS: More Good News

Module 11: Medical Myths and Facts
Gateway Theory, Addiction and Brain Function
Impaired Motivation, Memory and Mental State
Lung Damage, Usage Patterns and Overall Danger

Module 12: Additional Resources
Research and Advocacy Organisations, Further Reading Lists
Additional Resources 


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